January 2022: Going back to square one

Ian Gabriel Trinidad

Artwork by Mikaela Gabrielle de Castro/TomasinoWeb

1. Record-high COVID cases and Omicron variant forces PH to reimpose stricter quarantine measures

Photo courtesy of Miguel de Guzman/The Philippine STAR

2. Drugstores run out of branded paracetamol, flu meds amid COVID spike

Photo courtesy of Edd Gumban/The Philippine STAR

3. Thomasian clinches top spot at MedTech boards; UST named top-performing school at architecture boards

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4. PATAFA drops EJ Obiena from nat’l roster

Photo courtesy of Jerome Ascaño

5. Puzzle game ‘Wordle’ keeps the internet guessing

Screengrab from Wordle

6. K-pop supergroup GOT the Beat debuts ‘Step Back’ — fans point out ‘problematic’ lyrics behind the catchy beat

Photo courtesy of SM Entertainment

7. Marcos Jr. no-show on COMELEC hearing, Jessica Soho presidential interview

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8. Election 2022 in full swing as presidential candidates appear on interviews

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9. DOTr imposes ‘no vax, no ride’ policy

Photo courtesy of Walter Bollozos/The Philippine Star

10. Cartoon Network’s ‘Craig on the Creek’ features Bisaya lola

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11. Netizens slams arrest of 80-year-old man for allegedly ’stealing’ mangoes, points out ‘double standards’ in PH justice system

Photo courtesy of Asingan Public Information Office



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